If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
The world would be working toward sustainable development by reducing military budgets (no nuclear weapons and other WMDs), and spending that money so that everyone can have a full belly, adequate shelter, appropriate clothing (including clothing optional), education to whatever level the learner strives to achieve (12 years minimum), etc.: a global body more powerful than the United Nations to ensure world peace; an end to bigotry and hate; an end to environmental degradation; organic agriculture; etc.
What/who changed my life and why
George McRobie (author of "Small is Possible," the sequel to E. F. "Fritz" Schumacher's "Small is Beautiful") and his late wife, Sybil; John Lennon; Cesar Chavez; Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.; Mahatma Gandhi; Petra Kelly (die Gruenan); Nelson Mandela; Frances Moore Lappe & Joseph Collins, authors of "Diet for a Small Planet"; my grandpop, Frank Doyle; my great aunt, Regina Hendry; my twin sister, Mary; my best friend, Jim Osborne; my kids, Frank & Penny; 3 grandkids, Ezekial, Kaleb & Olivia;